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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to Host Roundtable on "Futurization" of Swaps

Commodity Futures Trading Commission staff will host a public roundtable to discuss the “futurization” of swaps. The roundtable will consist of four panels, which will address: (1) general industry views and concerns regarding the conversion of swaps to futures in each asset class; (2) clearing and different margin requirements for swaps and futures; (3) transaction-related matters including appropriate block rules for swaps and futures; and (4) the effect of the conversion of swaps to futures on end-users.

The roundtable will be held at CFTC headquarters in Washington, D.C. on January 31, and will be open to the public. A live audio feed will also be available for anyone not in attendance. Interested persons may submit comments to the CFTC prior to the conclusion of the roundtable.

More information is available here.

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Kevin M. Foley, Finance Lawyer, Katten Muchin law Firm

Kevin M. Foley has extensive experience in commodities law and advises a wide range of clients, both in the United States and abroad, on compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act and the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) affecting traditional exchange-traded products, as well as the over-the-counter markets involving swaps and other derivative instruments. His clients include futures commission merchants, derivatives clearing organizations, designated contract markets, foreign boards of trade and an industry trade association.

Kevin has served as counsel to...

James M. Brady, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Finance Attorney

James Brady concentrates his practice in financial services matters.

While in law school, James was an editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court. http://www.kattenlaw.com/James-Brady